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Fire firm plans growth with niche business, added marketing plans

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03/01/2003

HURST, Texas - A small but top-tier Notifier distributor here is already hard at work toward reaching its goals for 2003, armed with a new focus on marketing and plans to boost its inspection and testing business as well as its installed base.

To accomplish those goals, Fire Systems Design, a 20-employee company located here in suburban Fort Worth, has hired Todd Burgart as its marketing director to actively promote the company to local commercial customers, engineers and the life safety community.

Fire group merges into GBFAA

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03/01/2003

DULUTH, Ga. - The group representing fire alarm dealers in Georgia in late January joined with the Georgia Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, the second group to join an alarm association within a year.

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03/01/2003

NFPA to offer building code seminar
QUINCY, Mass. - A two-day seminar on NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code will be held May 16 and 17 before the opening of the 2003 NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition in Dallas, which runs May 18 through May 21.

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

NYC adopts NEC code

NEW YORK - New York City has adopted NFPA 70, the National Electric Code from the National Fire Protection Association, as the city’s new electrical code, with some localized amendments.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also indicated he intends to update the city’s electrical code to the 2002 NEC edition next year, according to NFPA officials.

Group approves concept of sprinkler tax break

A fire advocacy group has endorsed the idea of a federal sprinkler tax break incentive
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02/01/2003

WASHINGTON -The advisory committee of one of the country’s most powerful fire protection advocacy groups has endorsed the concept of a federal tax break as an incentive for the installation of fire sprinkler systems in residential and commercial buildings.

Although the movement for the tax incentive is still in its infancy, sprinkler industry officials said that the resolution from the National Advisory Council of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a non-profit group that educates members of Congress on fire issues, is one of the first major steps in the development of legislation and an important stride toward broadening awareness of the issue.

Illinois legis. passes sprinkler contractor bill

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02/01/2003

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislators here in December voted to approve the passage of legislation that mandates a licensing program for sprinkler contractors in the state.

Chubb CEO set to resign in Feb.

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

LONDON - Global fire and security firm Chubb said on Tuesday that its chief executive officer would resign in mid-February to return to the United States.

Robert Gasparini has held that post at the company since late 2000, when Chubb demerged from its former owner, conglomerate Williams Holdings, as well as through a series of failed merger talks last spring with Securitas.

Silco Fire Protection extends reach with major acquisition

Purchase gives fire company state-wide coverage
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02/01/2003

CINCINNATTI - With a purchase of a fire protection division owned by a large gas and welding distributor, Silco Fire Protection, a full-service fire protection firm based here has increased its geographic reach throughout Ohio.

Silco’s acquisition of the fire division of compressed gas giant Praxair Distribution gives Silco a total of four locations and a team of nearly 30 additional employees, including a general manager that had overseen the division for the past several years.

Fire association moves HQ, prepares for additional staff

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02/01/2003

CHICAGO - A national trade association here that represents fire equipment distributors has moved to larger office space to make room for some additional staffing needed to roll out a new certification program and added technical training to offer to its membership.

The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors in January completed its move, and is now preparing for the addition of another technical staff member in the next few months to help the association develop a national certification program that would encompass two different areas, service technicians for portable fire equipment as well for a pre-engineered systems technician.

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